• Local Girl - Are you her doctor perhaps? Obviously the VISD Board and Mr. Moore thought Mrs. Crick was the best person for the job. Surely they have more insight into this matter than we do. You imply that personalities or friendships had a lot to do with the decision to hire Mrs. Crick as the new principal. If you know for sure, then spill the beans.

    As for the other AP's at West, who are they? Are you implying, once again, that they are not up to snuff? If so, tell us.

    May 24, 2010 at 6:49 a.m.
  • Still waiting for someone to address my points, but I guess no one can offer logical/sensible answers.

    May 23, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
  • I have a few points that I know will have some posters calling me negative, but I am stating them anyways.
    1. Did anyone on the School Board even consider the amount of days that Mrs. Crick missed due to health/family concerns? Her health is negatively impacted by stress. More stress with a High School principal job than elementary/middle school.

    2. When does Mrs. Rigamontti receive the appreciation that she deserves for being the actual principal at Stroman for the last couple of years? She wasn't the principal on paper, but by golly she stepped up and guided that school when Mr. Lavers wasn't available. She's a wonderful prinicpal, who has more than proven her ability at an upper level school.

    3. What are the names of the AP's at West? Are these assistant principals of high quality and without question the best we have in the district?

    4. Finally, until personalities are taken out of the equation when these important decisions are made, we are going to keep getting the same results...dropout rates, teachers' transfers requests, TAKS scores and all the other indicators of quicksand covered by the new buildings.

    May 22, 2010 at 5:43 p.m.
  • Nursery ISD is its own taxing entity. Nursery does not provide for secondary education and therefore must contract that service to a neighboring school district. Over the years the arrangement for secondary education has shifted between Cuero ISD and Victoria ISD numerous times. The district that makes the best offer to Nursery ISD is awarded the contract.

    In school finance, what county you live in has no bearing on the school district you may attend. What matters is what school district has jurisdiction at the home you live and that district sets the rules. Exceptions can be granted of course, but that's a matter between your home district and the receiving district.

    May 22, 2010 at 3:14 p.m.
  • The children that live in the Nursery ISD can attend either Cuero ISD or Victoria ISD schools. Yes, Nursery ISD is in Victoria county so why would the students automatically be sent to Cuero? It is actually up to the parents and the receiving district where the child is enrolled. Nursery ISD does not make VISD a known option. The children are automatically transferred to Cuero ISD for the 6th -12th grade unless you specifically ask for your child to be transferred to Victoria ISD. A "deal" was made as an exchange a long time ago. I was told by the old Nursery principal six years ago that they had a contract with Cuero to have their lunches brought in from Cuero and to have use of Cuero's buses for field trips and the like in exchange for them to exclusively send students to Cuero in return. It was like pulling teeth to get her to agree to allow a transfer for my child to VISD due to that agreement.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:20 a.m.
  • Familyman - several people on the northern side of town choose to go to Cuero, just like several people on the southern side choose Calhoun. We also have kids that transfer to Industrial. If you look at the academics and athletics of these other districts, it is easy to see why parents may choose to transfer their child. Hopefully, VISD can turn it around. Our kids deserve great schools for all grade levels in the town they live in.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:51 a.m.
  • I cite tstorm5's comment, "Welcome aboard and hang on, you're in for the ride of your life!!!". You aren't just whistling Dixie here bud, now that the "wise" leaders of VISD decided to place a school(s) in very dangerous areas get ready for more tax increases due to busing that was probably not addressed when these "wise" people made their selections for the school locations. Jeez, what a crock!

    May 21, 2010 at 8:41 a.m.
  • Why are children from northern Victoria county being bussed to Cuero? They are Victoria county residents but have to go to Cuero.
    They pay taxes in Victoria county. Why can't the busses pick up these students that don't want to go to Cuero High or Jr. High. It seems that Raab Rd is the last road for Victoria county busses to run. All Nursery elementry school students have to go to cuero. Why?

    Vic Ad can you explain this to those who want their children to go to school in the county they reside, why their children are bussed to Cuero?

    May 21, 2010 at 6:21 a.m.